I love chatting about books with my friends on The YA Gal Facebook. But wouldn’t it be cool if we were all reading the same book?
Of course, it couldn’t be any old book. It would have to be free so everyone could afford it, and it would need to be personally vetted by me to ensure it was awesome. The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching would be perfect!
Here’s how The YA Gal Book Club works. Download The Soulkeepers for free on Amazon. Finish the book by Friday, December 4th, 2015. Then stop by The YA Gal Facebook on December 4th. I’ll post one new discussion question every hour, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. PST.
G.P. Ching herself will swing by The YA Gal Facebook to answer your questions. How cool is that?
If you want to know a little bit more about the YA fabulousness of The Soulkeepers, here’s a spoiler-free review I wrote last year:
The last place fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau wants to be is living with his Uncle John in the middle of nowhere. But in the wake of his mother’s disappearance, Jacob has no place else to go. The kids at Jacob’s school act like they’ve never met an Asian American before, and make mixed-race Jacob feel like a freak. His only source of comfort is Malini, a bright and beautiful transplant from India.
Meanwhile, Jacob is seriously spooked by Dr. Silvia, the ghostly pale women who lives in the Gothic Victorian next door. When Jacob breaks one of her stained glass windows he’s forced into her servitude, scooping compost and working in the garden. Jacob can’t figure out if Dr. Silvia is a witch or a trusted mentor–which is too bad because some strange things have been happening to Jacob recently, and he needs all the help he can get to figure out what the heck is going on.
The pacing of this book is perfect. The characters suck you in right away and make you care about them. The suspense makes you want to turn pages as fast as possible. But under all of it, is a deep heart. The Soulkeepers is a book that makes you think.
Come join the fun!!!
P.S. If you can’t finish the whole book by December 4th, no worries. Read as much as you can and fake it. 😉 That’s how book clubs usually work in real life!